Nicest compliment yet - page 2
While receiving report on one of my 12 patients the other nurses groaned when they heard "the name". New to nursing (6 months) I had not yet encountered her. She is basically a train wreck and the... Read More
Jun 30, '03To know that you did all of that (getting IV, catheter, etc.) and not letting the other co-workers giving you a first impression is wonderful and just shows how good of a nurse you are. It makes our job worth it all to hear compliments like that from our patients.
Jul 1, '03Thanks for all the great responses to this thread. It is easy to see that we all love our patients. It doesn't matter if it's the aide, the nurse, the doctor, the resp therapist, the nursing student, ect--at the end of the day we all reflect back on "our patients". We all take ownership in their well being.
Nobody is perfect and I will be the first to admit that I am not. But the healthcare climate is not going to get better anytime soon and things are going to get worse before they get better. So we must all draw strength from each other and respect the good job that we do and the good work of others. I will now get off my soapbox and go to bed cause I am dog tired. Best wishes everyone.